These are the players who are the top x-factors for the Buffalo Bills against the Steelers.
The pressure is on the top players on the Buffalo Bills to get off to a good start to the season with a win over a good AFC team in the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bills will be looking at Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and Tre’Davious White to set the tone early but they can’t do it alone.
If the Buffalo Bills hope to come away with a win in Week 1, they will also need big performances from these four players who I believe are x-factors in this matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The first player in this group is a player who was just named the starter on Friday by Sean McDermott. It wasn’t much of a surprise to hear that Levi Wallace would start based on the performance he had in the preseason but he faces a tough challenge to start the season.
In fact, the Bills secondary as a whole will need to have a big game as the Steelers have an excellent trio of receivers in Juju Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and Chase Claypool. The Steelers are likely to use Juju Smith-Schuster inside at the slot, which means Tre’Davious White and Levi Wallace will draw Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool.
The Steelers are likely to come into this game targeting whoever Levi Wallace is guarding or whichever side of the field he is on. While this makes sense considering Tre’Davious White is on the other side, Wallace has made game-changing plays against the Steelers. He has an interception in each of the two games he has played Pittsburgh and if Wallace can continue that streak, it could be the deciding factor in what is expected to be a close game.